With Office 365, businesses of all sizes can get the same robust capabilities that have given bigger businesses an edge for years, and their employees get new ways to work together with ease using familiar Office applications they already know and love.
Whether you're located in a large metropolitan city or a rural town, we believe you should be able to work the way that's best for you. Office 365 reflects this belief — whether it's the freedom to access the service from almost anywhere on virtually any PC, mobile phone or Web browser, or whether it's working with the tools businesses already have.
With Office 365, it doesn't matter where your technology lives. We offer applications and services that allow some parts of your business to use on-premises tools while others work in the cloud. The choice regarding what, when, where and if you want to move to the cloud is yours to make. So, while some of our competitors fight to make productivity solely about the cloud, we're more interested in helping you create, edit and share content that makes you and your business shine.
Built for business
The way people work together has evolved over the years and Microsoft Office has, too. Unfortunately, many small businesses haven't had access to enterprise-class tools, which are better suited to meeting the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce.
Some of these businesses have been forced to collaborate via email attachments, use their personal email account to send professional communications, and had no way to view and edit documents on a mobile phone. Having the wrong tools for any job is not only cumbersome, it also isn't very professional.
Neither is being forced to make due with consumer-grade applications that were retrofitted for the business world. Office 365 combines world leading productivity tools with advanced IT controls, enterprise grade security technologies, 24/7 support and the reliability people have come to expect from Microsoft.
Businesses care about features and functionality but, when evaluating productivity platforms, what they are really voting for is the future. That "vote" is cast with hard-earned dollars and comes with a set of expectations around what they'll receive. That's why leading companies such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Sartorius Group, Rexel and Toyota Boshoku Corp., governments such as the Northern Ireland Assembly, the State of California, Barcelona, Spain, and New York, educational institutions such as the Salesian School of Hong Kong and New York City public schools, and thousands of small businesses around the world are choosing Microsoft.
What these organizations share in common is the knowledge that they are working with a trusted adviser with deep roots in the enterprise and a long history of helping businesses to achieve their goals. These organizations, and thousands more like them, are voting for the peace of mind that comes from having the industry's leading productivity tools, which are designed to meet their unique business needs.
We're proud some of the world's leading companies have chosen to run their businesses on Office 365, and that honor comes with a lot of responsibility. We know our customers rightfully expect us to help protect their data and respect their privacy. Businesses that choose Office 365 are doing so because they want to work with a vendor that places a premium on retaining their trust.
At Microsoft, productivity is our day job, and we feel a deep responsibility to the millions of people who rely on us every day. The tools we build, the businesses they help grow and the people whose trust we've earned are what motivate us to continue to meet and, hopefully, exceed our customers' expectations.
Office 365 represents the best of everything we know about productivity. It provides the communication and collaboration tools people and businesses around the world need to get the job done — faster, better, easier. We think you'll agree.